Bloomberg Law
Nov. 21, 2022, 8:03 PM

Tiger Global’s Now-Worthless FTX Bet Had Bain’s Due Diligence

Hema Parmar
Hema Parmar
Bloomberg News

Bain & Co. was among consulting firms that helped conduct due diligence for Tiger Global Management’s investment in now-defunct crypto exchange FTX, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tiger Global, which pays Bain more than $100 million a year to research private companies, has now written down its $38 million FTX stake to zero, the people said. Sam Bankman-Fried’s oversight of a vast web of FTX-linked entities was one of the risks highlighted during the due-diligence process, but the money manager still believed it was a sound investment at the time, one of the people said.

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